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How to Install BIND 9 Tools on Windows 10

Introduction There are many tools needed to troubleshoot network DNS issues. One of many tools is the dig command which is part of BIND tools as well as arpaname, host, nslookup and delv. In this post we will coverdownloading and installing BIND 9 tools   Installation. First step is to download the BIND 9 package. Go to https://www.isc.org/downloads/ and select the current stable version, 9.11.00 as... read more

How to Install GIMP 2.9.x on OSX and Windows

Introduction If you are a Linux user you know of GIMP or for that matter a user of OpenSource applications. To me the GIMP is the answer for image editing and creation as apposed to Photoshop or other pay for editing programs. The GIMP is part of a sweet of OpenSource tools available for image manipulation. In  this post we will cover how to install the un-stable version of GIMP (2.9.x) on Mac OS X and... read more

Updating gnuwin32 tools on Windows with GetGnuWin32

Introduction Gnuwin32 provides ports of tools with a GNU or similar open source license, to modern MS-Windows (Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 2008 / 7). We have covered install Gnuwin32 on Windows in a previous post, but how do you update it? That’s where GetGnuWin32 comes into play. Process First we need to download GetGnuWin32 from... read more

How to Install and Enable Windows Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) on Windows 10

Introduction New OS means new tools for the server admins, Windows 10 is no difference. One of the main tools as Windows administrators are the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT). As with Windows 7 there is a download for installing the tools. In this post we will go through the process to install and download. Download and Install   IMPORTANT: You can install Remote Server Administration... read more

Network performance with VMXNET3 on Windows Server 2012 R2

Introduction In this post we will cover an updated version for addressing VMXNET3 performance issues on Windows Server 2012 R2. As with an earlier post we addressed Windows Server 2008 R2 but, with 2012 R2 more features were added and old settings are not all applicable. What To Change According to VMWare you may experience issues similar to: Poor performance Packet loss Network latency Slow data transfer... read more

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